Illinois Hold on your Driver's License
Does Illinois have a hold on your out-of-state license for a DUI? Have you tried to have the hold lifted, only to be denied? Even with an out-of-state DUI conviction, Illinois will revoke your license and stop you from obtaining a new license in your home state. If you want to drive again you must still deal with the State of Illinois to remove the hold on your license. At the Law Offices of Jack L. Zaremba, our firm frequently helps out-of-state residents remove the hold on their Illinois driver's license through an administrative hearing. Our experienced out-of-state reinstatement lawyer will help you clear your license and get you back to your life.
Many clients find it hard to understand how Illinois can prevent them from obtaining a new license in their home state when they no longer live here. Unfortunately, as of today, almost all U.S. States speak to each other by way of a national database system. If you are suspended or revoked in the State of Illinois for DUI, that information will be posted to the national database system and your new home state will check that database prior to issuing you a new license. If you name is in that database, you will be denied a new license in your home state. You must now remove the Illinois Hold on your driver's license in order to begin driving again. There are two (2) ways to get this done.
Online In State Hearing vs. Out-Of-State Packet
You no longer have to physically appear in person to do your Reinstatement Hearing. Our office is one of the Law Firms authorized to do your License Reinstatement Hearing online via WebEx. Therefore, it is now possible to complete your out of state hearing from beginning to end, without you ever traveling to the State of Illinois. We will also recommend an online evaluator that we work with here in Illinois, in order for you to get the correct documents for the hearing.
With this new online option available to clients, there is no reason to ever recommend completing an out-of-state mail in packet. It is far better to appear for an online hearing than submitting paperwork to a desk employee in Springfield. In our experience, new clients report that they have been previously denied while attempting the mail in packet method. As noted earlier, you are dealing with a desk employee in Springfield that you never speak to and it is less effective than presenting your case in person, online with a hearing.. In addition, Illinois requirements are very specific and most out-of-state treatment providers that you retain for the completion of the out-of-state packet are unaware of the requirements.
It is incorrect to assume that you will be denied a clearance on your first appearance. In fact, based on our experience, there should be no reason why you are not given a clearance on your very first administrative hearing with the assistance of our firm. Schedule your Free Consultation Today. If you are considering an out-of-state packet or want to discuss the online option, give us a call. We know you need to remove the hold on your license so you can drive again.